I attended my very first Rotary meeting on Nov. 3 at the Fireside Inn. I am applying to become a member of the Castlegar A.M. Sunrise Rotary Club.
My father was a Rotarian for over 25 years and was club president in Cranbrook. He also received the Paul Harris Fellow award for service. I’ve always been interesting in joining but hadn’t had the right opportunity before.
Though it was early, everyone at the meeting was friendly and open. As Lorraine Hartson, a guest speaker from the PM club, said: “I can’t believe how happy you guys are this early.”
There were 20 or so members as well as an exchange student and two visiting members, Lorne from Chilliwack and Sheila from Kelowna.
Hartson spoke on how the Castlegar Rotary Youth Exchange has enriched her life.
One of the upcoming projects Rotary AM is involved in include salmon sales. Orders will be taken until Nov. 17 and the smoked salmon will be delivered on Nov. 24. Contact Brenda at 250-365-6912 to order.
Member Darlene Kalawsky gave a short presentation to the club about the recent success of Communities in Bloom. The group received five blooms at the national awards in Quebec City, Quebec, which Kalawsky attended.